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French ship Mercure (1783)

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Name  Mercure
Ordered  1 June 1782
Laid down  August 1782
Construction started  August 1782
Length  56 m
Displacement  1.55 million kg
Namesake  Mercury
Builder  Toulon
In service  1783
Launched  4 August 1783
Weight  1,550 tons
Draft  7.4 m

The Mercure was a 74-gun S├ęduisant-class ship of the line of the French Navy.

She took part in the Battle of the Nile under Captain Cambon. She fought against HMS Majestic and was captured by HMS Alexander. Damaged beyond repair and aground, she was burnt.

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French ship Mercure (1783) Wikipedia


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